CJ Koome To Release Judiciary’s Progress Report On Monday

    Chief Justice Martha Koome is scheduled to release the Judiciary’s progress report on the administration of justice in Kenya on Monday, December 5.

    The report was prepared by Koome’s National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ), which among other things develops policies for the administration of justice, monitors their implementation, and reviews strategies for efficient administration of justice.

    The NCAJ is also the driving force behind the reform agenda in the administration of justice.

    President William Ruto is expected to attend the report’s launch ceremony.

    The report will detail the accomplishments made in the administration of justice during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/2022, as well as the priority areas for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23.

    Koome lamented the lack of funds for Judiciary operations when she released the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Annual Report FY 2021/22 in November 2022.

    She claimed that the Judiciary had only been allocated KES 18 billion for fiscal year 2021-2022, with KES 15.9 billion set aside for ongoing costs and KES 2.1 billion set aside for development.

    “This only accounts for 0.6% of the overall national budget and a very minor portion of the funds given to the Executive and the Parliament,” she said.

    Ruto has stated unequivocally that his administration will increase the Judiciary’s annual budget.